We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monumento a Los Heroes

Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This monument marks the tomb of Arturo Prat, the Chilean war hero who died with hundreds of his brave countrymen in Chile's 1879 war with Peru.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
LOCATION
Plaza Sotomayor, Valparaiso, Chile
Ways to Experience Monumento a Los Heroes
from $54.90
More Info
from $99.00
More Info
from $52.00
More Info
from $20.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (512)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"beautiful monument"
in 5 reviews
"arturo prat"
in 4 reviews
"plaza sotomayor"
in 6 reviews
"naval battle"
in 2 reviews
"city tour"
in 3 reviews
"free walking"
in 2 reviews
"chilli"
in 6 reviews
"iquique"
in 8 reviews
"statue"
in 7 reviews
"serrano"
in 3 reviews
"punta"
in 3 reviews
"military"
in 5 reviews
"fought"
in 4 reviews
"sailors"
in 4 reviews
"history"
in 11 reviews
"honors"
in 2 reviews
"ignacio"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I especially enjoyed seeing the changing of the guard ceremony at this location. The statue honors those lost at sea during the war.

Thank Linda M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 3, 2018

When walking around the city, this monument is often used as a reference point if such is needed when asking the way. As a monument, it is quite grand and has a military guard on duty at all times (probably to deter any graffiti artists...More

1  Thank AntarcticBound
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Located at the heart of Valparaiso's historic neighborhood, the monument is pretty average, it is a good reference to start walking around. The surroundings are historically rich, although are full of graffiti and lots of homeless people. It will surely be part of any Valparaiso's...More

Thank Francisco H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

A Focal point of Sotomayor Square and the waterfront area. Unfortunately it would seem traffic patterns and space meant it had to be buzzed constantly by the speed of traffic in the city. Do visit this area of Valpo.

Thank Jnanayog
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 24, 2018

This monument is in front of the Hapag Lloyd (ex-CSAV) building, where I am sitting to write this review! It is in a very interesting area and there are always plenty of tourists posing and taking photos.

Thank Stuart J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 16, 2017

At the center of the modern Plaza Sotomayor, it is a nice modern monument. The square has an underground parking and is the ideal place to start a city tour with the close by Peral lift.

Thank mcitaly2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 12, 2017

This square in Valparaiso host many important buidlings of the city, it has really beautiful buildings and some not so. The monument stands proud in the square, there are many museums nearby and on the square, it pays to pay a visit!

Thank SergioLeon33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Our guide told the story of Arturo Plat and how he got the statue which makes a much more interesting. It looks nice and a sunny day with the sea in the background opposite the naval institute and the small crafts market

Thank Marjolein C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Standing right in the heart of the large plaza Sotomayor, this is maybe the largest monument to see in Valparaiso and the background of the sea makes it a good photo op, but otherwise, is not all that fascinating.

1  Thank Jarko2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 7, 2017

This monument is located in the center of Plaza Sotomayor in Valapairaso, Chile. The monument, which honors the Chilean sailors who were killed during the Battle of Iquique and the Battle of Punta Gruesa, is appropriately across from the Naval Building.

Thank jonahNJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 hotels in Valparaiso
Hotel Reina Victoria
82 reviews
.00 miles away
Ibis Valparaiso
1,883 reviews
.15 miles away
Palacio Astoreca Hotel
356 reviews
.16 miles away
Hotel Da Vinci Valparaiso
473 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Entre Cerros
115 reviews
.08 miles away
PachaPapa Restaurante Italoperuano
152 reviews
.08 miles away
Melbourne Cafe
335 reviews
.04 miles away
La Tetera Magica
66 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ascensor El Peral
447 reviews
.09 miles away
Palacio Baburizza
356 reviews
.14 miles away
Ascensor Concepcion
656 reviews
.07 miles away
Navy Building
182 reviews
.00 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monumento a Los Heroes staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor